From its perch on top of a hill near the University of San Francisco, Anza Vista features some very scenic views. Anza Vista is primarily residential and contains homes mostly built in the 1930s and 40s that feature Mediterranean architecture as well as some newer Art Deco style homes. Nearby Laurel Village in Presidio Heights is the main shopping and dining destination for Anza Vista residents. Alamo Square is also right next door for those wishing to see some places of historical interest such as the Imperial Russian Consulate or the six restored Victorian era houses that survived the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire.
The quiet enclave between the Western Addition and the Richmond District is unfamiliar ground to even most San Franciscans, and despite it's apparent obscurity, it offers a delightful sense of home and warmth, while still providing the big-city bustle. Situated on a prominent hilltop, the area has few entry points and little traffic. But its within walking distance of NOPA restaurants and shops, Golden Gate Park panhandle, Kaiser hospital, convenient public transportation, and shopping at Laurel Village or City Center. For shoppers, the neighborhood offers a handful of chain stores including Best Buy and Payless Shoe Source. Moreover, there are plenty of big name grocery stores that lie within the district’s boundaries including a Trader Joe’s and a Safeway. Restaurants and fine dining are scarce, and consequently, most residents head outside the area. However, the area boasts KFH (Kaiser Foundation Hospital), one of the great hospitals in San Francisco with exceptional services and specialties.
Architecture and homes are both exquisite and slick-- plenty of Spanish-Mediterranean Architecture and touches of Art-Deco influences from the 30′s and 40′s. If you are looking for a neighborhood that boasts safety and non-existent crime rates, stylish homes, and convenience, you've come to the right place. Detached single-family homes, condominiums, and multi-family homes, including tenancy-in-common buildings. These homes have sleek, contemporary lines, although Queen Anne and Mission Revival homes can be found as well. Underground utilities give Anza Vista a clean, uncluttered appearance, which both enhances the San Francisco city views that many of the homes have and attracts many people.
Many have the perception of San Francisco being 'expensive', while that may be based on some truth, the Anza Vista neighborhood has some of the lowest rent rates in the whole city. It is very possible to find homes that suit your liking, as Anza Vista homes aren't too expensive. All in all, this quiet neighborhood, despite being somewhat unknown, has the stylish, bustling grandeur, convenience of hospital, transportation, grocery store locations, beautiful views and a homely safety to it that brings families to see the true beauty of Anza Vista.
Fun and friendlieness abound in the Anza Vista neighborhood of San Francisco